COVID-19: India records 62,212 cases & 837 deaths, Caseload crosses 74-lakh mark

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NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 17: India reports 62,212 new cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and 837 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the nation-wide caseload to 74,32,681 on Saturday, according to the data by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).

As per the MoHFW, there are 7,95,087 active cases and 65,24,596 people have cured/discharged/migrated in the country.

With 837 deaths in the last 24 hours, the death  toll reached 1,12,998 on Saturday. The active cases have dropped below the 8 lakh mark for the first time in one-and-half months, the ministry said.

The active caseload of the country has fallen below 8 lakh for the first time after one and a half months.

The total positive cases of the country comprise merely 10.70% of the total casesThe active caseload was below the 8L mark (7,85,996) last on 1st September.

India is also reporting a high number of recoveries. The total recovered cases have crossed 65 lakhs (65,24,595). The difference between active cases and recovered cases is consistently increasing and stands at 57,29,508 today.

70,816 patients have recovered and discharged in the last 24 hours whereas the new confirmed cases are 62,212. The national Recovery Rate has further grown to 87.78%.

India is the only country with the highest recoveries and continues to have one of the lowest fatality rates globally. Today it stands at 1.52%.

78% of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 10 States/UTs .


837 case fatalities have been reported in the past 24 hours. Of these, nearly 82% are concentrated in ten States/UTs.

Maharashtra  has reported the maximum single day deaths (306 deaths).

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(SOURCE: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India)

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